The interview and job search is all about getting the message out about your talents. Are you doing the best job possible communicating your message?
There’s an old saying
You never get a second chance to make a great first impression
So in this week’s summary, I’m sharing popular articles about communicating better and making a great first impression. You’ll find articles about:
Interviewing, resumes, LinkedIn, social media, job search and workforce trends.
In our remote, distributed working world, it’s isn’t just the tools we use. It is the quality of the words and the emotional intelligence that is conveyed. We all have to think about how our comments and everything we say on video is coming across to our intended audience.
At the end of the day, hiring is about how likable and talented you are and what problems you will solve for your future employer. Are you communicating this clearly?
When it comes to the interview process, there’s really no such thing as foolproof signs. While the things we’re about to discuss are generally positive, they aren’t a guarantee. Similarly, if these things didn’t happen in your interview, that doesn’t mean it was a disaster. There are always exceptions.
The Most Common Interview Questions—and What to Ask Instead | LinkedIn Talent Blog
This is written for recruiters, however, it helps you understand the logic behind questions you’re asked during a job interview. See 8 questions that should be replaced including this one: “What is your biggest weakness?” A recommended replacement question is “What skill do you feel like you’re still missing?”
Free Resume Samples | Job-Hunt.org
I almost never write or share articles about resumes, but sometimes I need to. Take a look and review this article to make sure your resume is up-to-date!
Ways to Get the Conversation Started With LinkedIn Messaging | The Official LinkedIn Blog
This post reveals some secrets about how to send messages to people whom you may not be connected to.
Social Media Use in 2021 | Pew Research
7 in 10 adults use social media. So what platforms are they using? This analysis breaks it down. As a job seeker, consider using other platforms to reach your target audience. LinkedIn isn’t the only tool available. Are you using Facebook or Instagram to network? What about Nextdoor?
One in five people also reported leaving their job in the last five years due to culture
You’ll find tips on how to detox and find a better work culture.
How to Tell if a Remote Only Job is a Scam | Evil HR Lady
Be on the lookout for job scams. This should help you identify some of the signs.
Since millennials make up a large part of the workforce, their hesitancy to head back to the office could shake things up for all workers. The Citrix survey of 2,000 workers found that “87% of respondents are focused primarily on career stability, security, and a healthy work-life balance.”
See why there’s a labor shortage and six things companies are doing to “create talent.”
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Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.